Margo I. Seltzer, computer science professor, speaks about the gender gap in computer science at the event "Breaking the Silicon Ceiling" Friday. The event was held by the Women in Computer Science Advocacy Council as a launch for their online portal containing data and resources.
Sixty-seven percent of women in computer science courses this year said they had one or fewer years of programming experience before arriving at Harvard, compared to only 41 percent of men, according to data collected by the student group Women in Computer Science
Harvard faculty members praised General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston as an opportunity for increased collaboration between the corporation and students.
Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.
Research into computer organizational programs could make decision-making easier despite an increasing availability of big data, according to a presentation on Wednesday from Radcliffe fellow Shivani Agarwal.